FAIRFIELD — Gospel band Heaven’s Blend will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Shawmut Chapel.

A free-will offering will be taken for the homeless shelter in Waterville, otherwise, admission is free. The Inspirations also will perform.

Service in Watervilleon marriage equity

WATERVILLE — Members of the Welcoming Congregation Committee at the Universalist Unitarian Church will lead a service on Marriage Equality on at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The message, “A Time for Us” will address some of the legal, religious and societal issues surrounding the Yes on One campaign. The public is invited.

Blessing of animals service planned


WATERVILLE — St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual blessing of the animals in honor of St. Francis during the 10:15 a.m. service Sunday. All pets, live or stuffed, are welcome. St. Mark’s will continue the theme of celebrating the beauty of God’s creation and our stewardship of the Earth throughout the Sundays of October.

St. Mark’s is on the corner of Eustis Parkway and North Street.

For more information, visit stmarkswaterville.org or email [email protected]

Charismatic seminarto be at Sacred Heart

WATERVILLE — “Discovering Our Faith in the Fullness of God,” is the theme of the 17th annual Maine State Charismatic Conference set for 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Sacred Heart Church, 70 Pleasant St.

The Rev. Richard P. Rice, liaison to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service Committee, Portland Diocese, and former pastor in Sanford, Bath and other areas, is the featured speaker.


The day will include talks focusing on how people can discover, or renew, their faith in God, a healing service led by Rice and will close with a Mass of intergenerational healing. Spirit Song Music Ministry will provide music.

The cost is $5 a person, $7.50 a couple or $10 per family. Lunch is not included and participants should bring a brown bag lunch. To register, visit www.maineholyspirit.org, click on the form.

Also, a prayer gathering “Rise Up, Remnant People” will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. There is no charge for the evening and people will join for prayer, praise and song. For more information, call Sandi Guillemette at 324-4006.

Children’s program set at Madison church

MADISON — Cornerstone Baptist Church will start a new program Wednesday for children, Patch the Pirate. Patch the Pirate is a Bible-based character-building choir club for children 4 to 11 years old.

The character- building songs of Patch are interwoven with a monthly Bible theme that is reinforced through devotional lessons, motivational games, music and activities and intriguing stories. The program will be offered at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call 696-7027.


Barbershop singers perform for missions

LISBON FALLS — Maine-ly Harmony a cappella women’s chorus will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the United Methodist Church, 19 School St. Proceeds will benefit the church’s mission projects, including Lisbon Area Christian Outreach.

The chorus, directed by Kathy Greason, of Hallowell, will present a varied musical program in the barbershop style of four-part harmony.

Its members hail from all over Maine, including Auburn, Lewiston, Bangor, Levant, Winterport, Damariscotta, Waterville, Readfield, Fayette, Hallowell, Palermo and other central and coastal Maine communities.

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